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Tobacco Road Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date March

About Tobacco Road Marathon

Looking for a marathon that offers fast, picturesque trails? Tobacco Road Marathon has been recognized by Runners’ World as one of the 10 best new marathons.

Join thousands of runners in this Boston Qualifier marathon as we celebrate a passion for running while supporting non-profit health organizations.

Runners will follow a fast and flat route along the country roads of this North Carolina community just outside Raleigh at Cary’s annual running of the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon, now a popular event that usually sells out well in advance each year.

The Tobacco Road Marathon spans 20 miles of the beautiful American Tobacco Trail in Cary, North Carolina. Whether you are a marathon expert or just starting out, this Boston Qualifier marathon will give you what you need to achieve your personal best.

The fast, flat, and fun course offers a shaded, scenic run with optimal running conditions all the way through the downhill finish helping you reach your best time ever!

Practicalities

Maximum Time

6 hour course limit

Start:

Cary Baseball Field

Brooks Park Ln, Cary, NC 27519, USA

Finish:

Brooks Park Lane

Brooks Park Ln, Cary, NC 27519, USA

Difficulty

flat

Overview

Both the half and the full marathons in the event start and finish at the baseball field in Cary that serves as the USA Baseball National Training Complex, which has hosted a range of collegiate baseball events and as the home of the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heels baseball team.

Full marathon has 21 miles on the ATT(American Tobaco Trail)

The race follows an out-and-back loop course along both roads and highways as well as portions of the American Tobacco Trail, a rails-to-trails project that follows the former Norfolk Southern Railroad, which was built in the early 1900s to transport tobacco from Duncan to Durham from the farming communities in North Carolina’s Durham, Chatham and Wake counties.

The half and full marathon races begin together on Brooks Park Lane and head towards the entrance of Thomas Brooks Park. At Green Level Church Road turn right and proceed past Green Hope School Road to Morrisville Parkway. At Morrisville Parkway, runners make a left and proceed for a little over 1 mile to the American Tobacco Trail (ATT).

Marathon runners will go right on the ATT heading north to a u-turn at Scott King Road. Runners will then head south on the ATT, cross Morrisville parkway and proceed to the same half-marathon u-turn point at Olive Chapel, just past the Highway 64 underpass . To return to the park runners will exit the ATT at Morrisville Parkway, turn right and retrace their steps to the Thomas Brooks Park. 

The first and last 2.5 miles of both races are on paved roadways and the ATT surface is compacted screenings with some sections a combination of asphalt and compacted screenings.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.